Program 4: Cancer Epidemiology and Population Science (CEPS)

The cancer epidemiology and population science program focuses on:

  • Cancer etiology
  • Cancer health services and outcomes
  • Cancer prevention and control

Program Leader: Charles F. Lynch, MD, PhD, professor, Epidemiology and Pathology
Program Co-Leader: Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, professor, Internal Medicine and Epidemiology

Program Members

Natoshia M. Askelson, MPH, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Community and Behavioral Health

Maresi Berry-Stoelzle, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Family Medicine

James Cerhan, MD, PhD

  • Professor and Chair
  • Department: Department of Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Mary Charlton, PhD, BSN

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Deputy Director, VA Rural Health Resource Center, Epidemiology

Catherine H. Cherwin, PhD, MSN, RN

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Nursing

Elizabeth Chrischilles, PhD

  • Associate Director of Population Science for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Department of Epidemiology Chair
  • Professor
  • Pomerantz Chair in Public Health
  • Health Effectiveness Research Center Director
  • Department: Epidemiology

Alan J. Christensen, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine, Psychology

Natalie Denburg, PhD, MA

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Neurology

Anjali Deshpande, PhD, MPH

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) Program Director
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology

R. William Field, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health

Laurence J. Fuortes, MD

  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Health

Fredric E. Gerr, MD

  • Professor
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Training Program Director
  • Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Director
  • Department: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, Occupational and Environmental Health

Stephanie H. Gilbertson-White, PhD, APRN-C

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Nursing

Irena Gribovskaja-Rupp, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Marta J. Hemmingson-Van Beek, MD, MPH, FAAD

  • Medical Chief of Staff
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Dermatology

Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF

  • Professor
  • Department: Adult and Gerontology Area of Study, John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence

Richard M. Hoffman, MD, MPH

  • Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology, Internal Medicine

Jennifer Hrabe, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Jian Huang, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biostatistics and Actuarial Science

Yuan Huang, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biostatistics

Muneera R. Kapadia, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Daniel Katz, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Jennifer E. Lee, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist and Adjunt Assistant Professor
  • Department: Nursing

Barcey T. Levy, MD

  • Professor
  • Department: Family Medicine

Brian K. Link, MD

  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Ingrid Lizarraga, MBBS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Gabriele Ludewig, MS, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health

Susan K. Lutgendorf, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychology

Charles F. Lynch, MD, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Associate Head for Research, Epidemiology; Medical Director, State Health Registry of Iowa, Epidemiology and Pathology

Bradley D. McDowell, PhD

  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Population Research Core Director
  • Department: Cancer Center

Benjamin J. Miller, MD, MS

  • Co-Leader of the Sarcoma MOG
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Kenneth G. Nepple, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Urology

Faryle Nothwehr, MPH, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Community and Behavioral Health, Prevention Research Center

Michael A. O’Rorke, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology

Nitin A. Pagedar, MD, MPH

  • Co-Leader of the Head and Neck Cancer MOG
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Otolaryngology

Edith A. Parker, MPH, DrPH

  • Professor and Head, Community and Behavioral Health
  • Department: Community and Behavioral Health

Sneha Phadke, DO

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Jennifer G. Powers, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Dermatology

Larry W. Robertson, PhD, MPH

  • Professor
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health

Paul Romitti, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology

Linda M. Rubenstein, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist
  • Department: Epidemiology

Audrey Saftlas, MPH, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Epidemiology

Aaron Scherer, PhD

  • Associate of Internal Medicine
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Mary C. Schroeder, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pharmacy Practice and Science

Namrata Singh, MBBS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Kelly W. Sittig

  • Iowa Cancer Consortium Executive Director
  • Department: Cancer Center

Brian J. Smith, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biostatistics

Linda G. Snetselaar, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Associate Provost, College of Public Health, Epidemiology

William W. Terry, MD, MPH

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics

Peter S. Thorne, PhD

  • Professor and Director
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health

Ellen van der Plas, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Department: Psychiatry

Mark W. Vander Weg, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Mary S. Vaughan-Sarrazin, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Robert B. Wallace, MD

  • Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology, Internal Medicine

Michelle Weckmann, MD, MS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Family Medicine

Michele M. West, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist
  • Department: State Health Registry

Qian Xiao, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Health and Human Physiology

Kang Zhao, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Management Sciences

Xi Zhu, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Health Management and Policy